Meaning of GAS in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ gæs ]
( gases, gasses, gassing, gassed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Note: The form 'gases' is the plural of the noun. The form 'gasses' is the third person singular of the verb.
Gas is a substance like air that is neither liquid nor solid and burns easily. It is used as a fuel for cooking and heating.
Coal is actually cheaper than gas...
Shell signed a contract to develop oil and gas reserves near Archangel.
A gas is any substance that is neither liquid nor solid, for example oxygen or hydrogen.
Helium is a very light gas.
...a huge cloud of gas and dust from the volcanic eruption.
Gas is a poisonous gas that can be used as a weapon.
The problem was that the exhaust gases contain many toxins.
Gas is a gas used for medical purposes, for example to make patients feel less pain or go to sleep during an operation. ( INFORMAL )
...an anaesthetic gas used by many dentists.
Gas is the fuel which is used to drive motor vehicles. ( AM; in BRIT, use petrol )
...a tank of gas.
To gas a person or animal means to kill them by making them breathe poisonous gas.
Her husband ran a pipe from her car exhaust to the bedroom in an attempt to gas her.
VERB : V n
see also gas chamber , gas mask , greenhouse gas , laughing gas , natural gas , tear gas
If you step on the gas when you are driving a vehicle, you go faster. ( mainly AM INFORMAL; in BRIT, use step on it )
PHRASE : V inflects
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006